Poetic Forms – Part 9. English 12 - Tolley Sonnets: Free Verse & Blank Verse. Free Verse:. No rules for meter or rhyme.
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English 12 - Tolley
Sonnets: Free Verse & Blank Verse
I celebrate myself, and sing myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you. I loaf and invite my soul, I lean and loaf at my ease observing a spear of summer grass.
(Ok, so basically not like a Sonnet at all, it’s just iambic pentameter too)
From “Ulysses” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
U / U / U / U / U /
By this still hearth, among these barren crags
Match'd with an aged wife, I mete and dole
Unequal laws unto a savage race ,
That hoard, and sleep, and feed, and know not me.